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Second round of ARPA funding released locally

Hawesville and Lewisport are recipients of funding under the second tranche of funding released under the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID-19 relief package approved by Congress in 2021. Hawesville will receive $132,282, while Lewisport will receive $225,815. The funding levels are determined by population for cities with counts below 50,000 people. Each allocation was…

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Hancock funded at $7.95 million in highway plan

A handful of Hancock County state highway projects are included in the 2022-2024 Biennial Highway Construction Plan recently sent to the desk of Governor Andy Beshear. Total funding for the projects inside the county is $7.95 million, with the bulk of the funding related to improvements to the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 60. Right-of-way…

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Governor receives broadband expansion bill, vital to rural areas

Kentuckians residing in underserved, rural areas of the state could soon be on the receiving end of a massive expansion of broadband internet service, should Governor Andy Beshear sign House Bill 315 which passed on March 31. The bill – sponsored by Rep. Brandon Reed of Hodgenville – will simplify the process by which electric…

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Board to vote March 8 return for all students

Hancock County students in all grades could be going back to school, in-person and all at the same time, in the second week of March, based on a recommendation the school board will consider at Thursday night’s meeting. Superintendent Kyle Estes had formulated a plan for bringing students back to class just days before a…

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